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cricketfan
October 8, 2004, 02:02 AM
I have been a longtime user of Norton Anti virus. I noticed a few months back that NAV was ineffective in dealing with virus such as redlof A. I then swithced over to eScan which is good but its user interface is quite user unfriendly.

Though I have lost faith in NAV, I am still a fan of Norton System works. Unfortunately NAV is part of Norton System Works. It was possible to uninstall NAV from Norton System Works 2000 but this feature seems to be absent in Norton System Works 2003.

Can someone in this forum suggest a way out to uninstall NAV from NSW 2003. Also can one suggest a good anti virus which is a real work horse and not a show pony that NAV is.

Edited on, October 8, 2004, 7:11 AM GMT, by cricketfan.

Nasif
October 8, 2004, 09:57 AM
Best anti virus out there is:
http://www.avast.com/

It is free for home use. I have been using it for last 2 years without any problem. Updates itself automatically and never failed on me. I would rate it 100 times better than norton or any other anti-virus.

You can download the home version:
http://www.avast.com/eng/down_home.html

Just <a href=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=ENG>register with them</a> free and you will get your registration key in email free.

cricketfan
October 9, 2004, 02:31 AM
Thanks for the advice. I have removed NAV from my home computer and replaced it with Avast. It detected virus which NAV was unable to. It certainly looks a superior product.

Rubu
November 1, 2004, 12:50 AM
never use avast, but i'll certainly try it out. as of nav, i think its the worst product that got the most popularity. just as a suggestoin, from all the AV i've use so far, (nav, McAfee, panda, ........ ) i find PC-Cillin the best. this is keeping avast aside since i never used it. pc cillin (by trend micro) is not free but who has problem finding cracks now a days? if someone used both can give me an opinion, i might switch to avast depending on that.

Carte Blanche
November 1, 2004, 05:57 AM
I use AVG. It's small, compact and highly effective. I never had any problems with it.

guy_zin
November 1, 2004, 07:46 AM
xactly same feeling here regarding AVG.small,compact & effective.. using it for the last two years.. it saved & still saving me from a lot of hassles.

homepage of AVG: www.grisoft.com

guy_zin
July 8, 2005, 10:49 AM
just glad to see there's a newer & English version of Hitman pro .

man.. its one of the real awesome programs.. u dont need to scan/update all the spyware/malware one by one ..

the softwares included are

Ad-Aware SE
Spybot Search & Destroy
Spy Sweeper
Spyware Doctor
CWShredder
SpywareBlaster
Spyware Block List
Sysclean Package (trend micro)
SuperDAT VirusScan (McAfee)


u'll be amazed to see the intregrated software made by Mark Loman working.

hitman pro link.. (http://www.hitmanpro.nl/)

Locutus
July 11, 2005, 10:42 AM
I use AVG too and it is awsome. But I just downloaded Avast and id detected some stuff that AVG did not. I am going to stick with both. Thanks Nasif

r56hg
July 15, 2005, 07:36 PM
I don't mind if I get any thing free. So one of my friend ask to go to www.housecall.antivirus.com and get a free on line anti virus. i found that is awesome. Anyone check that.

Sami
July 18, 2005, 07:10 PM
i dunno why u think NAV is crappy... only prb is NAV 2004 onwards literally hogs all the resources.

I use fully updared NAV 2002... that was light. used 2k3 and 2k4 ad 2k5... but 2k2 just works for me. :)

Spitfire_x86
July 24, 2005, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by Sami
i dunno why u think NAV is crappy... only prb is NAV 2004 onwards literally hogs all the resources.

I use fully updared NAV 2002... that was light. used 2k3 and 2k4 ad 2k5... but 2k2 just works for me. :)
Same here :)

Dawah
July 27, 2005, 10:39 AM
Originally posted by Nasif
Best anti virus out there is:
http://www.avast.com/

It is free for home use. I have been using it for last 2 years without any problem. Updates itself automatically and never failed on me. I would rate it 100 times better than norton or any other anti-virus.

You can download the home version:
http://www.avast.com/eng/down_home.html

Just <a href=http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=ENG>register with them</a> free and you will get your registration key in email free.

This is Just great Nasif, thanks a lot.